Timberline     16   16   19   20    71
Tumwater      10   14   15   19     58

(Tumwater, WA) Coming into this game both teams were .500 on the season with the Blazers at 5-5 and the T-Birds 4-4. This game meant as a tune up for both squads as their respective league schedules get revved up.

Timberline came out strong scoring quickly with Darrell Gipson putting in a lay-in. Timberline build their lead to 6 by the end of the 1st quarter up 16-10. In the 2nd quarter Tumwater would make a run hitting a couple of 3’s and the big man Henry Wilson picking up some big paint points. The T-Birds Jake Dillon drills a 3 ball to pull within 1 trailing 20-19.

Timberline would counter with a 7-0 run led by Cedric Ragland who led all scorers at the break and in rebounds with 8 points and 5 boards. The Blazers would go to the break with an 8 point lead 32-24.

Timberline would start fast in the 3rd but the T-Birds would have a couple of runs but each time the Blazers responded and held an 11 point advantage after 3 quarters. Tumwater rallied in the 4th putting up their best offensive quarter with 19 points but the Blazers also had their best 8-minutes of the game with 20 to secure their 6th win of the year.

Cedric Ragland filled up the stat sheet with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebunds along with a steal  and a blocked shot. Ragland’s effort was the one that stuckout to the ESN crew and he was named our MVP of the game. Darell Gipson led the Blazers with 17 with 6 boards and 2 blocks while Carmelo Roper, Kenyon Simmons and Owen Korn all had 11 putting 5 Blazers in double figure. Josh Tichenor added 5 along with 3 assists, DJ Falco with 3 and Kadyn Ward with 1.

For the T-Birds, Clay Morgan did the most damage with a game high 18 points and added 7 rebounds, 4 assists a steal and a blocked shot. Jake Dillon and Henry Wilson both had 11 and Wilson grabbed 6 boards with 2 dishes as well. Also for Tumwater Sahara Anthony III had 7, Nolan Campbell with 6 and Bryce Morgan had 4. Those 3 also had 5 rebounds each and Bryce Morgan added 5 assists.

Timberline is now 6-5 overall for the season and will host Peninsula on Friday night. Tumwater drops to 4-5 for the season and will also be home on Friday to face cross-town rival Black Hills.

For more on the game check out the ESN post game show below with our video highlights. To watch the full game replay you can do so on the following link to the NFHS Network. (Subscription service) Watch full game replay on this link

ESN Post Game Show


Tumwater’s Jake Dillon pulls T-Birds within 1


The Blazers Cedric Ragland gets the 2nd half started with a big shot


The Blazers Kenyon Simmons with a smooth finish



By paulb

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